Daily archives: Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Hot Time for Fans & Bands

Montgomery Gentry, headline act of the weekend, performed Saturday on the main stage for a 9:30 p.m. concert.

This year’s Chingawassa Days got off to a hot start, literally, with temperatures in the 90s and high humidity. In spite of the heat, Adam Heerey, a member of the festival planning committee, said attendance was strong with an estimated 1,500 to 1,600 people participating each evening. Traditional events, ...

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County to focus on fixing roads

Marion County roads need to be fixed. That was the consensus Thursday among the Marion County Board of Commis­sioners. “This is the No. 1 thing on everybody’s minds: the roads,” said Dianne Novak, chair of the board. “People are really on me about these roads. ” The solution, Novak said, “is ...

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Committed to kids for 47 years

Courtesy photo“Title 1 are kids that need some help in reading and/or math,” Gloria Winter says. “They’re just not quite up to speed. They haven’t been diagnosed with a disability.”

Gloria Winter completed her 47th year of teaching public schools this May, and for all those years, she said her personal schedule has been wrapped around the school calendar. But ...

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Seibels celebrate 60th anniversary

Bob and Betty Seibel of Hillsboro enjoyed several days in the Smoky Moun­tains of North Carolina in celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary. The event was arranged and hosted by their children and families, all of whom were present, coming from North and South Carolina, Maryland and Jamaica. The family ...

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Daily Life News – June 6, 2018

HYP and HRC offer ‘Movie Mondays’ Hillsboro Young Profes­sionals and the Hillsboro Recreation Commission are sponsoring “June Movie Mondays” to raise funds for the Hillsboro Community Plaza Splash Pad Project. Children’s movies are being shown each Monday at the Hillsboro High School Auditorium at 1 p. m. ; doors open at 12: 45 p. m. Following ...

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Senior Scribbles – June 6, 2018

HILLSBORO senior center This week Dr. Alisa Schmidt will be here Thurs­day, June 7, and we have games and fellowship every Monday after the noon meal. On Wednesday, we play bingo after the noon meal. Come say goodbye to our cook, Jessica West; her last day is June 6, as she will be moving. Welcome our new ...

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Deaths – June 6, 2017

PAULINE BALZER, 95, died May 22 at Asbury Park in Newton. The memorial service was Saturday, June 2, at Grace Hill Menno­nite Church with pastor Weldon Martens presiding. Private family interment was in Grace Hill Cemetery. She was born Feb. 10, 1923, in Mountain Lake, Minn. , to David H. and Helena (Peters) Schroeder. On Aug. 19, 1943, she ...

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State considers water options for southwest Kansas

Farmer Clay Scott stands in front of one of his center-pivot irrigation systems.

Flying east to west over Kansas, the land transforms from lush green to desert brown. Rectangular farm plots fill in with emerald circles, the work of center-pivot irrigation. Outside Garden City, in the middle of one of those circles, Dwane Roth scoops up soil to reveal an inconspicuous PVC pipe. It’s a soil ...

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It is a big deal

One doesn’t realize just how big the Kansas Track & Field State Cham­pionships has become until he or she arrives around mid-day Saturday and looks for a parking spot relatively close to Cessna Stadium at Wichita State University. Trust us, you won’t find one. With ...

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Letters to the Editor (6-6-18)

HHS columnist’s piece was stellar Kudos to Hillsboro High’s journalism department and all students who participated in the Kansas State Press Association’s competition. You all earned that state title. I want to especially single out Maddy Daniels, whose editorial in the May 30 Free Press was stellar. Maddy, your ...